We are conducting surveys, monitoring, and research on cougars (puma, mountain lion) on the Ladder Ranch in south-central New Mexico. Here, cougars are of particular interest given their effects on state-endangered desert bighorn sheep and other valuable big game. These projects are also resources for training and education, most notably through the Cougar Field Workshop.

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

As I wrote in the last posting, cougar activity is increasing visibly in the study area. The photo above was taken at 10:30 p.m. on the 4th of November along the Rio Grande a few miles northwest of the Fra Cristobal Range. This appears to be a mature male.


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